Former SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Is A Member Of Legal Firm Representing FTX• December 26, 2022 11:02 am • Comments
FTX paid millions to the bankruptcy law firm and was even accused of pressuring SBF into declaring bankruptcy, according to allegations made by Sam Bankman-Fried.
However, what wasn’t widely reported is that Jay Clayton, the former chairman of the SEC, is a member of the Sullivan & Cromwell legal group as a senior policy advisor and an advisor to legal counsel…
Here is what we currently know:
Jay Clayton? Name sounds familiar? Isn't he mentioned in a current notable SEC case?@WarrenDavidson @RepTomEmmer @PatrickMcHenry @EleanorTerrett @JoeSquawk @andrewrsorkin @LindaPJones @SteveCowley1960 @NerdNationUnbox @ken_xrp @XRPArmyNews1 pic.twitter.com/c9bAnv3o4n
— TB (@TNPFIT) December 24, 2022
Clayton is listed in Cromwell & Sullivan’s directory as a Senior Policy Advisor and a Senior Advisor of Counsel:
Below is a payment schedule of money sent from FTX to Sullivan & Cromwell from August 26th, 2022 until November 3rd, 2022 for the right to retain the legal firm as counsel:
According to Coin Telegraph:
Based on the information provided, FTX paid at least $15.5 million to avail and retain the legal services of S&C. The filing further revealed that S&C currently holds nearly $9 million of the $12 million retainer amount.
Sullivan & Cromwell have been paid 8.5 million USD for prior work on FTX.
What work did they do for that amount of money yet did not notice the fraud? pic.twitter.com/Z4U2VO2q2Q
— FTX Creditor (@AFTXcreditor) December 22, 2022
ALM Law claims:
Before he was arrested in the Bahamas on Monday, FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried had planned to give congressional testimony the following day alleging that Sullivan & Cromwell attorneys pressured him, his co-workers, family, and friends to get the embattled founder to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Citing the $700 million in legal fees generated by the Enron bankruptcy, which Ray and Sullivan & Cromwell also handled, Bankman-Fried implied that Miller coordinated with Ray and Sullivan & Cromwell to get the firm signed on as lead bankruptcy counsel.
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